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Chris Turney

Prof. Chris Turney
ARC Laureate Fellow

Climate Change Research Centre and School of Biological, Earth and Environmental
University of New South Wales
The Queen’s Drive
Sydney, NSW 2052

Phone: +44 (0)1392 263331
Fax: +44 (0)1392 263342
E-mail: c.turney(at)
URL Institution:
Personal URL: link

Additional functions:
Asian and Australasian Regional Editor for the Journal of Quaternary Science.

President to the INQUA Sub-Commission for Tephrochronology and Volcanism.

Co-hosted virtual workshop on tephra extraction methods; website:

Leader of Oz INTIMATE (part of the INQUA-funded AUSTRALASIAN INTIMATE palaeoclimate programme); website:

Key Publications of Chris Turney (up to five) :
Turney, C. (2006) Bones, Rocks and Stars: The Science of When Things Happened. Palgrave Macmillan, London (website: Currently being translated into Spanish, Chinese (Taiwan) and Finnish.

Turney, C.S.M. and Palmer, J. (2007) Does the El Niño-Southern Oscillation control the interhemispheric radiocarbon offset? Quaternary Research, 67, 174-180.

Turney, C., Baillie, M., Clemens, S., Brown, D., Palmer, J., Pilcher, J., Reimer, P. and Leuschner, H.H. (2005) Testing solar forcing of pervasive Holocene climate cycles. Journal of Quaternary Science, 20, 511-518.

Turney, C.S.M., Kershaw, P., Clemens, S., Branch, N., Moss, P. and Fifield, L.K. (2004) Millennial and orbital variations of El Niño/Southern Oscillation and high-latitude climate in the last glacial period. Nature, 428, 306-310.

Morwood, M.J., Soejono, R.P., Roberts, R.G., Sutikna, T., Turney, C.S.M., Westaway, K.E., Rink, W.J., Zhao, J.-X., van den Bergh, G.D., Due, R.A., Hobbs, D.R., Moore, M.W., Bird, M.I. and Fifield, L.K. (2004) Archaeology and age of Homo floresiensis, a new hominin from Flores in eastern Indonesia. Nature, 431, 1087-1091.

Expertise of Chris Turney:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
PAGES TopicsClimate Dynamics
Human Impacts
Biogeochemical Cycles
PAGES TimescalesPleistocene (glacial-interglacial cycles)
Holocene (10,000 years)
Last Millennium
Abrupt Events
PAGES LocationGlobal
Northern Hemisphere
Southern Hemisphere
High Altitude
PAGES ParametersTemperature
PAGES ArchivesLake Sediments
Tree Rings
PAGES ProxiesTephra

Specialties of Chris Turney: Climate and environmental change; human evolution, migration and adaptation; chronology

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